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Certain Electronic Devices, Including Computers, Tablet Computers, and Components and Modules Thereof; Notice of Institution

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AGENCY:

U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 2, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Nokia Technologies Oy of Finland and Nokia Corporation of Finland. Supplements to the complaint were filed on July 17, 20, and 22, 2020. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain electronic devices, including computers, tablet computers, and components and modules thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,144,764 (“the '764 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,532,808 (“the '808 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 6,950,469 (“the '469 patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,724,818 (“the '818 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 8,583,706 (“the '706 patent”). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.

ADDRESSES:

The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Pathenia M. Proctor, The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-2560.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2020).

Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on August 4, 2020, ordered that

(1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain products identified in paragraph (2) by reason of infringement of one or more of claims 1, 2, 5-7, 9-13, 15, 16, 18, 21-23, 25-29, 31, 32, 35-37, 39-47, 49, 52-54, and 56-62 of the '764 patent; claims 1-4, 6, 7, 9-13, 15-18, 20-30, 32-41, 43-49, 51-60, and 62-65 of the '808 patent; claims 1-7, 9, 15, 16, 18, 20-25, 27-30, and 50 of the '469 patent; claims 1-15 and 20-23 of the '818 patent; and claims 1-16 of the '706 patent; and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;

(2) Pursuant to section 210.10(b)(1) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10(b)(1), the plain language description of the accused products or category of accused products, which defines the scope of the investigation, is “laptop computers, notebook computers, desktop computers, tablets, smart home devices, and servers.”;

(3) Pursuant to Commission Rule 210.50(b)(1), 19 CFR 210.50(b)(1), the presiding administrative law judge shall take evidence or other information and hear arguments from the parties or other interested persons with respect to the public interest in this investigation, as appropriate, and provide the Commission with findings of fact and a recommended determination on this issue, which shall be limited to the statutory public interest factors set forth in 19 U.S.C. 1337(d)(1), (f)(1), (g)(1);

(4) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following Start Printed Page 48264are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served:

(a) The complainants are:

Nokia Technologies Oy, Karakaari 7A, FIN-02610, Espoo, Finland.

Nokia Corporation, Karakaari 7A, FIN-02610, Espoo, Finland.

(b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served:

Lenovo (United States), Inc., 8001 Development Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560.

Lenovo Group Limited, Lincoln House, 23rd Floor, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

Lenovo (Beijing) Limited, 6 Chuangye Rd., Shangdi Haidian District, 100085 Beijing, China.

Lenovo (Shanghai) Electronics Technology Co. Ltd., No. 696 Songtao Road, 200000 Shanghai, China.

Lenovo PC HK Limited, Lincoln House, 23rd Floor, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

Lenovo Information Products Shenzhen Co. Ltd., No. 30 Tao Hua Road, Free Trade Zone, FuTian District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, 518038 Shenzhen, China.

Lenovo Mobile Communication, No. 19, Gaoxin 4th Road, East Lake New Technology Development Zone, Hubei, 430079 Wuhan, China.

Lenovo Corporation, No. 2088 Pangjin Road, Wujiang City, Jiangsu, 215217 Wujiang, China.

Lenovo Centro Tecnologico S. de RL CV, Blvd. Escobedo No. 316, Parque Industrial Technology, 66600 Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

(c) The Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and

(5) For the investigation so instituted, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge.

Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(e) and 210.13(a), as amended in 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the complainants of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown.

Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: August 4, 2020.

Lisa Barton,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2020-17360 Filed 8-7-20; 8:45 am]

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